Martha Thomases: The Needles And The Damage Done

Martha Thomases

Martha Thomases brought more comics to the attention of more people than anyone else in the industry. Her work promoting The Death of Superman made an entire nation share in the tragedy of one of our most iconic American heroes. As a freelance journalist, she has been published in the Village Voice, High Times, Spy, the National Lampoon, Metropolitan Home, and more. For Marvel comics she created the series Dakota North. Martha worked as a researcher and assistant for the author Norman Mailer on several of his books, including the Pulitzer-Prize-winning Executioner's Song, On Women and Their Elegance, Ancient Evenings, and Harlot's Ghost.

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  1. Emily S. Whitten says:

    “There is nothing wrong with having a target audience. That’s effective marketing (note: marketing is not the same as editing, or publishing). However, if one plans to have an entertainment conglomerate and see some growth, one needs to occasionally try for other audience segments, or at least other audience moods.”

    As the LOLcats say: I am loves you. :)

    So much agreement with this!! I was just talking about this yesterday in the context of comics and video gaming, actually, and saying very similar things.

    Excellent piece!

    P.S. And it made me have to go look up where I know those lyrics from besides the Neil Young song, because it was bothering me that I couldn’t remember. It turns out it’s Thursday’s “Understanding In A Car Crash.”